Etymology
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stile (n.)

Old English stigel, stile "device for climbing, ladder," related to stigen "to climb," from Proto-Germanic *stig- "to climb" (see stair). An arrangement to allow persons to pass but not sheep and cattle.

updated on November 30, 2013

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Definitions of stile from WordNet

stile (n.)
an upright that is a member in a door or window frame;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.